Monday, October 31, 2011

My life is Nevr-Dull

 

I just recently watched a this Katie Kendrick video and thought I’d drag out the old Nevr-dull and give her technique, for making background papers, a whirl.

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I started by pulling colored pages out of magazines and books.  This technique is easy and fun….you just use a wad of Nevr-Dull to rub the background ink off the page. 

IMG_1572So here is page one, I just laid a cardboard coffee cup wrap under it and put a piece of sequin waste on top……took the piece of Nevr-Dull and gently rubbed.

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You can see in the texture of the cardboard underneath if you look in the dot pattern, interesting!  Then you go in with white paint and ink to add more interest to the page.

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This is the final look….after ink and paint were added! 

IMG_1579This is the second page, I actually collaged pieces of paper to this page, too……

IMG_1582 Page three and, below, page four……..

IMG_1585 Try it!  It is truly a fun and easy way to make interesting background papers for your artwork or journal pages.

5 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I actually recently created a background using Nevr Dull and got some similar results. I didn't use the cardboard in the back of the pages, but I used some punchinella. I like the look you got from the page you painted. It is lovely and colorful. I thought the technique took too much color away and was not as pleased as I was with seeing yours, especially the cardboard that showed through.

Marilyn Rock said...

I took Katie's recent online workshop and she addressed this even more. Fun! The Nevr Dull is a little odiferous but not too bad I thought. I love what you've accomplished here - your pages are awesome! It is a fun technique and I intend to do more of it. Have you tried the Citra Solv, too? More fun!

Have a great day today! xxoo

NatashaMay said...

These came out great! Interesting technique. Thanks for sharing. :)

amy said...

i love katie, i do - but i don't love nevr dull.

xxa

amy said...

Hey Jan - I sent you an invite to the rr group - check your spam :)))
Xxa